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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 November 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 9 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-350, 7 April 1945, LT. Leland R. Srigley USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-350 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Three;
    LSM Division Sixty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LSM-350 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    22 September to 3 October 19464 October 1946 to 22 February 1947
  • Decommissioned, 27 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to New Orleans Shipwrecking Corp., Chicago, IL.
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-350 56k USS LSM-350 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 58k USS LSM-350 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 141k USS LSM-350 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 74k USS LSM-350 under way off Guam during a typhoon, 1945. Robert Gruner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 142k USS LSM-350 under way off Midway Island, August 1946. Photo taken from USS LSM-463 by Marvin Hermanson. Marvin Hermanson USS LSM-463 and Robert Gruner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 54k USS LSM-350 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79723, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-350 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Srigley, Leland R., USNR7 April 1945 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Pettit, Carl W., USNRDecember 1945 - June 1946
    03LT. Houghton, Alexander Joseph, USNJune 1946 - 27 July 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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